Jesus came to do away with the exclusions, the holier-than-thou's, the finger-pointing, the peremptory judgments. Jesus replaced all that with an invitation
It is not too late to get Christmas right this year. It is not too late to join the Magi and follow the star. It is not too late to begin the journey home.
When we understand the implications of Grace, then conflict necessarily lives outside the bounds of grace's covering
filtered through the lens of God's spectacular initiative of love and grace in Jesus.
Seek the light; point to the light; be the light.
The dark is simply incompatible with light, and the beautiful, elegant, uncomplicated consequence of introducing light is that we don't then have to do anything about the dark - because it is simply gone.
this declaration of Thanksgiving is not about ease of living but about the richness and the purpose